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#51 EsmeLennox

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:20 PM

It’s about privilege (Gatsby), I think...they just didn’t use that word in the way we do, then.

#52 LittleBrownMouse

Posted 09 July 2019 - 05:37 PM

Alec D’Uberville in “Tess Of The D’Uervilles”. He’s manipulative, cruel and is a case study in gaslighting. He believes in his own privilege and takes what he wants, when he wants.

He destroys Tess’ life at every stage.

#53 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:49 PM

The character Heath Ledger played in Candy.  I read the book before seeing the movie.  He was a flat out a*s*hole.

#54 Molondy

Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:46 PM

View Poststeppy, on 09 July 2019 - 10:50 AM, said:

Yes, often. I've even totally despised a character and then fallen in love with them (Thomas Covenant).

Oh totally. It took me three goes to get through the first series because of this issue!

#55 Molondy

Posted 23 July 2019 - 01:52 PM

The only character I can remember truly despising in recent years was the lead character in the Paullina Simmons novel Song in the Daylight.

#56 steppy

Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

I read "the bus on thursday" recently and I semi-despised that character. She was a bit too pathetic to totally despise but yeah, I didn't really enjoy meeting her.

#57 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 23 July 2019 - 02:36 PM

Harry Potter, a whiny, self obsessed pain in the neck.

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